Relatório de pesquisa 12/08

Fractional Term Structure Models: No-Arbitrage and Consistency, Alberto Ohashi, submitted June 10.

In this work we introduce Heath-Jarrow-Morton (HJM) interest rate models driven by fractional Brownian motions. By using support arguments we prove that the resulting model is arbitrage-free under proportional transaction costs in the same spirit of Guasoni et al [20, 21, 22]. In particular, we obtain a drift condition which is similar in nature to the classical HJM no-arbitrage drift restriction. The second part of this paper deals with consistency problems related to the fractional HJM dynamics. We give a fairly complete characterization of finitedimensional invariant manifolds for HJM models with fractional Brownian motion by means of Nagumo-type conditions. As an application, we investigate consistency of Nelson-Siegel family with respect to Ho-Lee and Hull-White models. It turns out that similar to the Brownian case such family does not go well with the fractional HJM dynamics with deterministic volatility. In fact, there is no nontrivial fractional interest rate model consistent with the Nelson-Siegel family.

Mathematics Subject Classifications (2000):  

Fractional Brownian motion. Interest rate models. Stochastic PDEs. Invariant manifolds. Nelson-Siegel family

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June 10, 2008


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